Love the key features of the Twenty Fourteen theme but prefer a more minimalist look? Take a look at how three bloggers reimagined -- and stripped down -- this popular new theme.
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Our new ebooks offer prompts to get you writing each day, tips and techniques on taking great photos, and help with growing traffic and community on your blog. What's more? They're free.
Do you enjoy on-the-go blogging from your iPhone and iPad? Meet Sendhil Panchadsaram, a mobile engineer who works on the popular WordPress iOS app.
Tuned Balloon Tuned Balloon, a new premium theme by new seller Anariel Design, is a music theme designed for bands, featuring a responsive design, widgetized home page, custom widgets, and support for several post formats. Yumblog Yumblog by UpThemes is the perfect premium theme for food bloggers and cooks who want to
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It’s Theme Thursday! Today, we have two new themes by two new WordPress.com theme shops: Mayer by Pressware, and Axon by DesignOrbital. Designed by Tom McFarlin, Mayer is a straight-forward, solid blogging theme, built to get out of the way and get you writing. Mayer‘s authoritative typography and clean layout &
From personal bloggers to large organizations, more and more WordPress.com users choose to welcome their visitors with a homepage, a central space from which to discover their site's content.
Russ Crandall, the blogger at The Domestic Man, chats with WordPress.com about the Paleo lifestyle, the challenges of writing about (and photographing) food, and how his blog became a book.
Want to take a stand against NSA surveillance and show your support for privacy? Here's how you can enable the "Stop NSA Surveillance" banner on your WordPress.com site.
Recently, Michelle offered a snapshot of WordPress.com activity in July. The verdict? You’re all busy bees and publish a lot. We’re proud of our community’s accomplishments this past month, too — August certainly sizzled. Here’s a glimpse at what’s been in the works at WordPress.com, thr
It’s Theme Thursday! I’m excited to announce Highwind, created by the talented James Koster. Highwind was designed to showcase content and is especially suitable for writers, photographers and designers. You’ll appreciate Highwind’s clean design and strong focus on typography. As a responsive theme, Highwind
With Labor Day a distant memory (two days ago, already?), the school year is already in full swing. Whether you’ve been blogging regularly through the heat of summer, or slowed down your pace with some lazy days on the beach, it’s time to gear up for another term. Your campus bookstore …
Do you use Google Chrome as your web browser? We’ve got a pretty nifty Chrome Extension for WordPress.com that allows you to post to your site with a click of a button, and follow other blogs without having to visit WordPress.com. We’re pleased to announce WP.com Chrome Extension version 1.3, …
A unique and memorable custom domain is a great way to make your blog stand out. WordPress.com makes it easy to add a custom domain to your site: just go to Store → Domains in your dashboard, and enter the domain name you want. Now, your custom domain is not …
WordPress.com supports LaTeX, a document markup language for the TeX typesetting system, which is used widely in academia as a way to format mathematical formulas and equations. LaTeX makes it easier for math and computer science bloggers and other academics in our community to publish their work and write about topics t
Today I’m thrilled to announce that another beautiful theme which offers a more personal touch has been added to our ever-expanding showcase of premium upgrades. Personal is a customizable, content-first theme tailored for writers, journalists, and bloggers. One of the cleanest and most minimal themes in the Obox Them
It’s easier than ever to add another dimension to your posts with embedded videos or tweets: announcing the Media Explorer, a new media curation tool that lets you add trending content from Twitter and YouTube without ever leaving your post editor! To access the Media Explorer, simply click “Add Media” …
You’ve spent time making sure your blog looks exactly the way you want — it’s got personality and complements your content. But what about the people who read your blog on a phone or tablet? Have you looked at your blog on a three-inch screen to see what they see? …
Periodically, we share stories of WordPress.com users doing awesome things, from blogger David McRaney snagging his second book deal to memoirist Susan Morrison bringing her mother’s World War II-era diaries to life. Today, meet Claire Legrand — a young adult author of fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction w
As you may have heard, Google Reader is shutting down on July 1. As readers ourselves, we understand the importance of a go-to space on the internet for your daily feeds and regular reads — and a place to discover new finds. If you’re looking for a new reader (or are not using it already), […]
This week, we turn up three very different Freshly Pressed posts united by their incisive exploration of unexplored, long forgotten, or unexpected experiences, experiences that have been made somehow peripheral by time, geography, or culture. They’re posts you’ve responded to, and that we hope you’ll find
We’re honored that Brian Castner, Iraq War veteran and author of The Long Walk, makes his official online home right here at WordPress.com. Brian’s history and work are fascinating, as are the writing and photographs he shares on his blog. We asked Brian a few questions about his background, his book, his bloggi
Who doesn’t love “Before and After” home improvement shots? It’s always amazing to see how just a couple of changes, like a coat of paint or a quick do-it-yourself project, can transform a living space dramatically. It’s no different when it comes to WordPress.com blog themes, in which a little customization can g
An ode to a father, a story of growing up with two mothers, a request for a cloak of visibility, and a reflection on goodbyes. Here are four Freshly Pressed standouts from this week — all quite personal pieces that have resonated with many readers. Go ahead and dive in: Why I Don’t Diet — […]
Happy Theme Thursday! Sharing and managing your work online should be easy, and today I’m thrilled to announce a new theme from our friends at The Theme Foundry that helps you do just that! Snap is a responsive, lightweight, and minimalist theme that makes it easy to feature your projects. Snap’s clean grid based bl
Since the dawn of time, humankind has yearned for control. While we can’t give you more control over most of your life, we can give you more control over your widgets. And today, with the new widget visibility tool, you can configure your widgets to be shown or hidden only on certain pages. Widgets are […]
All kinds of organizations make their home on WordPress.com: small businesses, municipalities, religious organizations, schools, community groups. We also provide an online HQ for quite a few non-profits, from the global to the hyperlocal. They turn to WordPress.com for an easy-to-use, low cost solution that gets them an e
Every few weeks, we’re sitting down with an Automattician to help you get to know the people who work behind the scenes to build new features, keep Automattic running, and make WordPress.com the best it can be. This week, we’re very pleased to introduce you to Mr. Philip Arthur Moore: Theme Broker, global nomad, and [